Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays and Winter Veil!


Hello community!

We would like to take advantage of the Winter’s Veil seasonal event to wish you happy Holiday on behalf the staff of Dalaran-WoW.

We really hope you enjoy this WotLK Home and have a wonderful time on these special days. We also want to thank you for your constant support and collaboration and of course, we also would like to thank every staff member that helps with their passion and devotion for this project.

We will keep giving our best!

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/136/happy-ho-ho-holidays-and-winter-veil/

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Ruby Sanctum’s Beta: 30th of June.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are glad to announce that we are going to host the Ruby Sanctum’s Beta the next Saturday, 30th of June. Remember that only the participants of the PvE Tournament are able to register for the Beta session.


If you are planning to attend, send us an e-mail to: dalaran.beta@gmail.com confirming the assistance of your group so we can give you further instructions.


As a side note, we are still reviewing the Tournament’s streams/videos, we will post the results and grant the rewards as soon as possible.


Thank you very much.


PvE Tournament: The Legends of Dalaran – Icecrown Citadel.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


As announced some weeks ago, our PvE Tournament Legends of Dalaran: Icecrown Citadel will start the 18th of May.


We have published some useful information about the Tournament:





The Achievement’s challenge specifications and rules will be published soon.


Remember, If you want to become a Legend of Dalaran, this Tournament is for you.


Changelog: The Path to a New Dawn.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We present you the new Changelog: The Path to a New Dawn.


This work is still being deployed bit by bit, every few days with a short maintenance. But as it was taking longer than we expected to publish the Changelog, we decided to let you know what is already done.


As always, since the list is vast, if something is missing after some days, feel free to point it out for us in the respective issue on the bugtracker with a comment, and it will be scheduled to be deployed in the next maintenance.


We are trying to polish all the content along with fixing the remaining issues; as we said many times before, the details make the journey worthwhile and each report is always appreciated.


We would love to share with you that we have surpassed 5.000 issues closed and we are currently below 375 issues open. We believe that the effort can be appreciated along the Path to Northrend.


 

Keep reporting, we will continue working on it. We are not perfect, but we work towards perfection, and that can only be done with your constant help and support.


We have great news to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Dalaran, the Magical Kingdom of the Wrath of the Lich King. Stay tuned because every one of you will enjoy with us this marvellous milestone.


Thank you very much.


Algalon’s 4th Anniversary.


Hello Algalon Citizens!

We are really happy to share with you this emotive day, Algalon realm’s 4th anniversary as the first and truly Progressive WotLK realm.

We want to thank you for making Dalaran your home and being part of our community, it is thanks to you, the players, that we have been able to show what the devoted work can result in. It is not the number of staff but the knowledge and passion for the Wrath of the Lich King behind our individuals that sets us apart.

Thanks to every one of you, we have been able to prove that progressing through WotLK is one of the most desired experiences, and we have made it possible for everyone that starts with us, no matter when they find us – they can enjoy our eternally progressive WoTLK system. We started a new era, we renewed content no longer active, we exalted the importance of the journey and the little details, and with your support and our love to this expansion, we raised once again the magical capital of Azeroth: Dalaran.

It has been a truly learning experience, we came from nowhere with our ideas, but alongside our enthusiasm and effort, your constant support and constructive criticism made us keep pushing our work and keep our feet on the ground so we could continue our quest to perfection.

We will continue offering to you our best, stand up for the ideals that made us create Dalaran, keep our essence in everything we embark as we have been done since Dalaran was created 5 years ago back in 2013.

This 2018 comes with a lot of activity, we hope you enjoy each one of our new endeavours, they are for you, our citizens, future and past players that sets their hearthstone in our magical kingdom. We hear your suggestions and we are currently discussing about the most popular and relevant one – stay tuned to the news.

For this week of celebration and coinciding with the Lunar Festival seasonal event, we have included in our Vote Shop: Dalaran Fireworks, for just 1 Vote or Donation Point. Enjoy them!

May the sparkle guide your path.

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/118/algalon-s-4th-anniversary/

Reporting for duty!

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We want to continue to improve our level of communication and assistance to you, the community. This new post is to detail what we are working on currently, and what we have in mind right now.

– As you may have noticed the number of weekly fixes has been improved with nearly daily deployments. We are constantly clearing the bug-tracker and we want every single detail to be corrected. Once the majority of important fixes are solved we will make a huge revamp of all the Classic and TBC Dungeons/Raids, but we need to focus first on the issues already reported.

– Alongside those fixes, we have been working to improve many systems in order to have a smoother gameplay, such as the Dungeon Finder system, pathfinding, maps, view distance, combat bug and many Wintergrasp important changes (preparations for the incoming internal balance/struggle system). More information about them shall be published in our next Changelog.

– Encouraging the players to make reports of every issue they find in our bug-tracker, it is the key to improve Dalaran’s quality for everyone, and we shall all cooperate on it. If it is not reported there we will not be aware of it, therefore it can’t be fixed. Please, report everything to our bug tracker: https://github.com/dalaranwow/dalaran-wow/issues

– Increase and improve our communication with you, including our communication on our Social Media, it is a nice and really forward way to stay tuned about every change or important notification. Our Social Media always has relevant information, although we need to improve our feedback response, you can follow us in order to keep track on our important information or latest posts (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Blog and Youtube).

– Increase our tester team, since there are many changes to be tested each week before deploying them to the live realm. As our latest incorporations (Teri and A.Tock) are quite settled, we believe is a great moment to increase the ranks. We will make an announcement about it.

– We want also to increase the Game Master team once again since there are many returning players and many new players each day, we need a higher number of Game Masters to cover all the time frames. It will be a slow process but we are confident we will get a perfect match. Another announcement shall be done about this.

– Keep punishing Win-traders and Exploiters, every report is taken into consideration, remember that you can always report an abusive tactic, someone you have seen doing something fishy, etc… by the in-game ticket system, including screenshots or videos if possible. We will investigate and deal with all of them; we have zero tolerance for cheaters.

– Keep the community ideas and suggestions alive. We want to make you participants in the present and future of Dalaran WoW, and we are thinking on the best way you could collaborate, suggest or even criticize us. We will develop more what we have in mind about this in future news posts.

Lok’Tar Ogar! / For the Alliance!

PS: A new changelog will be published with the latest changes applied this month as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/112/reporting-for-duty/

Improvements and plans.

Hello Community,

We want to clarify a few things with you regarding the workflow and plans.

We would like to recognize, that even with many tries to deal with the pending tasks, we have seen ourselves overwhelmed with the workload and by the weight of everything that had to be done. Because of this we have mostly focused on the same: High End game and stability. We believe we failed with managing some PvP related aspects, as well as communication. Other areas of the game have been delayed or postponed with the hope of finding a good moment where we could have more time to focus on their management.

So it is our intention with this announcement, to inform the community that we are already taking the relevant measures in order to correct all this now, with the majority of the high end raids being stable and in really good shape.

We would love to give you more feedback with changelogs and suitable reports about what is going on, bringing the community together and improving the other areas of the game that have been stagnant, as well as increasing the support with trusted people in our ranks.

We have been always a small team, we had some setbacks since the beginning and we keep the thought that even if the workload is unbearable, it will have better results with fewer of us but with total confidence between the team. For this reason there were just a few recruits for the Game Master positions, with strict organization and no new additions unless they have the total trust from me and Malkavia. This is why I was the only developer for most of the time, and when others joined they had no way to push the fixes to the live realm. The internal organization was not the correct one and it has proved itself multiple times that it needed to be changed – it was drastically delaying the workflow.

Now, what are our plans to solve these issues?

– Since important fixes were delayed in order to push the current raid tier content and avoid conflicts, now is the time to start pushing them to the live realm. For example: Long awaited class fixes.

– Fixes have been deployed bit by bit in many areas, with no changelog or notification. But we are already working on the changelogs with incoming fixes to be deployed. The general fix deployment rate will be increased.

– There will be regular changelogs from now on (not with every maintenance, but when there are enough corrections to write one) – players must be aware of which hotfixes are being applied.

– Two Game Masters: Tyr and Teri, have joined our ranks after a long wait – more incorporations will follow. The ingame assistance should have a noticeable improvement in speed and quality.

– Actively punishing all the win-traders and exploiters that are investigated after reports, and confirmed as such.

– New internal project structure, so everything is much more agile and easily deployed.

– Design a notification schedule about everything that is happening (events, fixes, important changes, PvE Tournaments, Ruby Sanctum’s beta/release…etc).

Dalaran-WoW was born from the passion that we have for this game, we have been adapting ourselves to every setback along this journey and we absolutely learn from our mistakes. We love this project and we are devoted to it, we want to give our players the best and we will not stop until that is achieved.

Thank you for the constructive criticisms and the love and loyalty that you have shown us, you deserve our best, and we intend to give you that.